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My friend is going to start an Eldar light vehicle army. What units work best against such an army? What are good tactics to use against such an army? Thanks
Now, seriously, I can't help you with Chaos advice, but I can point out key features of a light vehicle Eldar army.
Basically it should include Vypers (Fast Attack) and War Walkers (Heavy Support). It could have up to a maximum of 9 of each (twice 3 units of 3).
Vypers and War Walkers have minimal armour (10). So they go down quickly with either a few high S shots (missile, autocannon...), a medium number of medium S shots (heavy bolters) or a large number of low S shots (bolters, pistols). Lascannons are normally overkill on them.
Usually Vypers should not be upgraded with the costly holo-field, spirit stone and star engine : that would be an excessive point investment in a too weak vehicle. However as fast antigrav they will surely zoom >6" - <12" per turn, so they can only be glanced.
I don't have time to brief you in depth on Vypers and War Walkers, but if you search this forum on these units you should find all you need.
I cannot go so far as to wish you luck against Eldar !
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S7 guns will be your friend here, they generally can get multiple shots and each has good odds of causing damage (Autocannon, plasma etc). Odds are he's gonna be trying to keep you at arms length with that kind of army so you can either go two ways, lots of troopers to soak up his few specialised shots with heavy weapons interspersed through them and take him out with attrition or play his game and go high speed yourself, that ones a little trickier since thats pretty much the Eldar's bread and butter, but if you've got lots of mobile firepower it could be worth a go.
Dunno specific chaos units but big bulky Marine squads with heavy and plasma hiding in cover where possible should serve you well.
looking in finished tacticas, or the link at the top of the eldar forum would have given you this thread:
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ad.php?t=86879 (Jetbikes, Vypers and Walkers – Stratergy and Tactics of the Eldar light vehicle Army)
that should tell you how he will play.
The problem you face, other than weapon selection, is that with an army like this, whatever of his units you go for it is the wrong answer.
Generally though the light vehicle army suffers against heavy armour, if you want to go silly with money, get 2 troops squads and buy them land raiders, add termies with land raiders, you can probably just sit there ignoring him
the alternative is plenty of warm boddies, the more powered armour foes he faces, the worse it gets for him
Lash of submission will be nice as it allows you to mess with his mobility, as is deep striking troops and infiltration, if you can infiltrate or if you play games with escalation you can pin him into an area of the board which will break his mobility
Last edited by Cheredanine; November 16th, 2007 at 10:30.
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